Elections results in local Dunn County Townships
Holden wins top seat in Village of Downing
Unbeknown to this newspaper a write-in campaign was underway in the Village of Downing for the office of Village President, to make it a three way contest in the April 2nd election.
At the village caucus earlier this year, Wayne Bundy and Jay Olson were nominated to appear on the April 2nd ballot for village president to replace retiring President Gilbert Mounce.
But at polling time, Greg Holden gathered in the most votes in his write-in campaign to win the seat. Sixty-five people turned out in Downing and gave Holden 34 votes while Bundy got 21 and Olson ten.
The other village offices that were up for election were that of Village Trustee a seat currently held by David Bishel. Bischel ran unopposed and got all 65 votes. Sharon Bundy and Kathy Phalin were returned as Village Treasurer and Village Clerk, both were running unopposed.
Two incumbents lose out in Village of Knapp
Two incumbent Village Trustees lost their seats on the village board in last Tuesday’s General Election.
Incumbents Richard Anderson and Mark Berg were defeated in the election.
The three winners of the six way race for the village board were Incumbent Eugene Lemke, who got 55 votes. Vickie Schlueter received 53 votes and Hazel Baker collected 51. Matt Friest had 46, Berg with 34 and Anderson got 21 to close out the balloting.
For Village President, Ronald Finder receive 59 votes and was unopposed on the ballot but, Berg got two write-ins and John Ubel and Dave Thibido each received one write-in.
Prestrud wins in New Haven Township
Marv Prestrud is the new Town Chairman in the Town of New Haven. He outpolled Brian Loida at last Tuesday’s election by a count of 89 to 55. He will replace retiring Town Chairman, Roger Hanson.
For the Board of Supervisors, Donald Cormican and Jill Huber were the winners with 93 and 84 votes respectively. They beat out Brian Loida who got 43 votes and Rosemary Olson with 43 votes.
Diane Duerst, running unopposed for Town clerk got 132 votes and Laura Ulrich, also running unopposed for Town Treasurer collected 125 votes.
Hitz new face on Hay River Town Board
Russell W. Hitz won a seat on the Hay River Town Board defeating Patrick McDonald by a count of 78 to 33. He will be replacing Greg Bakke, for the First supervisor seat, who did not seek re-election.
The other two seats on the Town Board were retained by the incumbents, as there were no other candidates on the ballot. Stanley Andrews go 89 votes for Chairman and Ned Hahn got 97 votes for the Second Supervisor spot.
Michelle Drury collected 100 votes running unopposed for Town Clerk and Susan Hitz got 102 for Town Treasurer.
Siler turns back Humpal; write-in campaign in Tiffany
Chuck Siler won the Chairman’s seat on the Tiffany Town Board over Incumbent Town Chairman, Tom Humpal. Humpal did not seek nomination at the town caucus, but then a write-in campaign was started last month. Siler collect 94 voles to Humpal’s 80. 192 people went to the polls in last Tuesday’s election in the Town of Tiffany,
For Supervisor Number One, Bill Drinkman defeated Joann Utphall with a vote count of 109 to 75 and for Supervisor Number two, Michael H. Blechinger defeated a write-in challenge by Andrea Hanestad with a count of 104 to 59.
For Town Treasurer, Elaine Drinkman outpolled Judy Humpal by a count of 108 to 81. For Town Clerk, Karen Adams was running unopposed and collected 164 votes.
Monn retains Stanton Town Chairman position
In the Dunn County Township of Stanton, Rich Monn retained his position as town Chairman in last Tuesday’s election with a 88 to 55 vote over Tim Mittlestadt.
For supervisors, Bob Anderson and Steve Nielsen won over Jim Chich and Jack Clark. The vote totals were: Nielsen, 92; Anderson, 90; Chich, 42 and Clark, 15.